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Education dead in Nigeria – Minister

Thursday, October 26, 2017

/ by Adamawa Celebrities

From: Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure

Minister of State for Niger Delta Affiars, Prof. Claudius Daramola, has lamented the poor state of education in the country, even as he noted that the nation’s education is already dead.

The minister spoke, in Akure, on Thursday, at an Education Summit organised by the Ondo State government.

Prof. Daramola said that for the nation’s education to rise again, all stakeholders in the education sector must rise to the challenges confronting the  education sector in the country.

Daramola, a professor of Sociology, also decried the poor performances of graduates produced by the nation’s institutions, saying that the current situation in the education sector calls for an urgent attention.

He said the values of education are gradually being eroded away, just as he stressed the need for teachers to revamp the lost glory of education in all the levels of education in the country.

Also Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State expressed worry on what he described as the sorry state of education in the country and the state in particular; assuring that his government will do all that is needed to revamp the education sector.

The governor said: “Your presence at this summit is enough indication of patriotism. Your zeal depicts the seriousness which you attach to this fundamental problem militating against development.

“Your realistic inputs will be of tremendous assistance to our administration keenly desirous of  charting a new course with regard to its avowed determination to introduce a purposeful and functional system of training,” he added.

While stressing that functional educational system should be able to address specific areas of challenges faced by the society, Akeredolu charged the stakeholders in the education sector to consider the whole of gamut of the conundrum which he said incapacitated the youths rather than empowering them.

He said “We must be frank in our deliberations to proffer workable solutions to the parasitic system which exacts so much from the society with progressively vanishing hope of recompense.

“It is heart-corroding to note that our state, which was the envy of all other states in the field of education, now parades vestigial relics of that glorious past. Virtually all public schools are in a sorry state. No serious society allows such pervasive decadence in its system and expects progress.

“The fact that the government is seen as the main provider of employment for the citizens confirms the state of monumental failure of the current system. The practices associated with the sector cannot lead to real development,” he added.
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